Today is the 4th of July and I wish all American readers a wonderful and enjoyable Independence Day !!!
But this is not the reason, why today, I do not continue with the story "Intrigue" as I had initially planned.
Today, one of the few living persons I greatly admired died.
He was a well read, knowledgeable, understanding, gentle and intelligent man as I have never met another.
He as great politician visited a small village of about 3.000 citizens and when asked why he did feel that was worth his while he answered:
"There is no part in a Europe of equal regions not worth my attention to my best ability. I am no greater than anybody else."
All those years back, my parents did not accompany me to his event in our little village, as they could not believe he would really appear. But he did and what great impact he had on my believe in learning, self-control, the duty of serving others and being humble.
Perhaps it is a sign that he died on Independence Day, as he had a great independence in his way of thinking.
Otto von Habsburg, the world is a lesser place without you.